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Man in his 60s is stabbed to death in Wembley as cops arrest suspect, 45, on suspicion of murder

A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man was fatally stabbed in a block of flats in Wembley.

Police were called at 10.07am on Saturday, 12 September to Priestley House, Barnhill Road, to reports of an injured man.

Officers attended and the victim, believed to be aged in his 60s, who had been stabbed multiple times, was given immediate first aid until paramedics from London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance arrived.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin are in the process of being located and informed.

While efforts were made to save the life of the victim, a man who was believed to be the suspect, barricaded himself into an address.

After a period of negotiation the man refused to comply with officers’ instructions, and a Taser was used.

The man, aged 45, was detained safely and arrested on suspicion of murder – he remains in custody.

It is believed the victim and suspect were known to each other.

Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command have been informed and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.

Police were called to the same location in Wembley at 6.53am on Saturday, 12 September to reports of a noise complaint and a smoke alarm having been activated.

Officers attended along with colleagues from London Fire Brigade.

A man inside the property was spoken to and officers left the address.

Due to this previous police attendance, the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.

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